Don’t believe me just watch, Taylor Nation.
The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards took place last night, Monday February 15 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Taylor took home three of her seven nominations. She took home Album of the Year for 1989, Best Pop Vocal Album for 1989 and Best Music Video for “Bad Blood”. She also opened the show with “Out of the Woods”.
Only one of her awards was part of the broadcast, the Album of the Year for 1989.
“I want to thank the fans for the last 10 years and the recording academy for giving us this unbelievable honor,” said the Sparkly Dressed Although It Was A Little More Pink. “I want to thank all of my collaborators who you see on this stage. Mostly I want to thank my co-executive producer Max Martin who has deserved to be up here for 25 years.”
(I’d like to think she took a pause here)
“And as the first woman to win Album of the Year at the GRAMMYs twice I want to say all the young women out there: there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people side track you, someday when you get to where you’re going you’ll look around you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there and that will be the greatest feeling in the world. Thank you for this moment.”
Here are Taylor and Selena on the red carpet earlier that day.
And here’s Jack Antonoff accepting in Taylor’s name for Best Pop Vocal Album for 1989 and calling the Enchantress on the phone. Who had a little bit of a fangirl moment thinking James Taylor was there.
Here’s her win and ending of her acceptance speech. When she wins, after hugging Selena and her fist bump with Jack, she actually goes over to the side to hug Kendrick Lamar before walking up the stage.
Other highlights of the show were Lady Gaga’s tribute to David Bowie’s music, Chris Stapleton with Bonnie Raitt and Gary Clark Jr. paying tribute to BB King, the tribute to Glenn Frey by the Eagles and the tribute to Lionel Richie with John Legend, Demi Lovato, Meghan Trainor and Luke Bryan.
Taylor now becomes the first woman to win Album of the Year twice, as well as the first one to have won both Best Country Album and Best Pop Vocal Album. She is also now a ten-GRAMMY award winner. I’m going to have a few thoughts later, but for now I need to get some sleep.
Dream impossible dreams, Taylor Nation 🙂